Family want to bring Winston home
A Matamata family are desperate to find their missing border collie Winston.
Winston went missing in Tauranga on February 20 2016.
The Keirs put him in the tray of their ute and drove home to Matamata to find he was no longer in there.
They presumed he jumped out on Takitimu Dr while the vehicle was moving.
They spent the next day searching for a dead dog.
Winston was not wearing a collar at the time but was microchipped and Keir worried that someone elderly, who didn’t know about microchips, might have found him.
She also worried that Winston might be trying to get back to his family by coming over the Kaimai Range.
Since starting a facebook page, Bring Winston Home, the family have been given so much support.
‘‘We think we have ruled out nearly every border collie in the Bay of Plenty.’’
Keir had started putting up flyers in Matamata.
‘‘When I tell shop keepers about him they say ‘he is a gorgeous dog, we have got to find him’. He grabs people’s hearts.’’
Winston, a friendly border collie who ‘‘grabs hearts’’, went missing in Tauranga on February 20 2016 and his Matamata-based family, the Keirs, are starting to push their message to bring him home safely in Matamata after focusing more on searching the Mount area.